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The Makings of Americans: A WWI Home Front Story

Event Type: Adult Department Programs
Age Group(s): All Ages
Date: 11/18/2017
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 3:15 PM
Description:
 Historian Dennis Skupinski will present an interactive program about WWI and Michigan. Michigan's work force included many European workers who were affected when Michigan's industry was needed for the war effort. How did these workers react to war on their former countries? George Creel and the Committee on Public Information who promoted Nationalism, combating dissent and creating a patriotic "Home Front", will also be discussed. Veterans of any war and their families are invited attend and will have the opportunity to share their stories and/or reactions to the topics discussed.
   Map to the Library
Location: Meeting Room A and B
Other Information:
 This program is part of World War I and America, a two-year national initiative of The Library of America presented in partnership with The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, the National World War I Museum and Memorial, and other organizations, with generous support from The National Endowment for the Humanities.
Contact: Dennis Skupinski
Contact Number: 2486933001
Presenter: Dennis Skupinski